Ah... summer! I can't wait!! I love nothing more than waking up and throwing on a t-shirt, pair of shorts and my flip-flops and eating my breakfast outside while reading the paper! It's pure bliss!!! Sadly... the weather in my neck of the woods is still a little cool, but I'm hopeful that sunny skies are on the horizon.
I'm working until mid-June, but know that many teachers and students are winding down in May and will be finished before the end of the month! (Not that I'm jealous or anything!!)
So here's a freebie for May that also ties into my love of summer and my love of reading. Did I mention that I love to read outside... in the sun...with fresh lemonade nearby?? I've a giant stack of books I can't wait to sink my teeth into this summer!
I created a set of Summer Poetry Bookmarks (like my Earth Day Poetry Bookmarks) - there are 32 bookmarks with two themes! There's a Beach Blue theme and a Sunny Orange theme and if you don't have access to a color printer you can ask the students to color them in themselves. I've also included two summer themed writing papers for students to write a longer poem or to write down their summer dreams /hopes / wishes / goals etc.
These bookmarks are a great review activity for figures of speech and can be given out with Summer Reading Lists, as a token from you at the end of the year, or just for a fun reminder of what they learned during the year.
Hope your Summer Break starts sooner, rather than later!! Here's to the lazy, hazy days of summer!
PS - I just completed the 5-Star Blogger Challenge hosted by Charity at the OC Blog. Check out the list of amazing teacher bloggers who've linked up!